Lentil cream curry, incredible fusion of Spain and India

Make room in your winter recipe book for this curry lentil cream. If you are a cream lover, you will love it. If you’re a fan of exotic flavors you’ll love it and if you value the nutritional value of legumes, this is definitely your recipe. And it is that lentils, one of the most consumed legumes around the world, help our body be healthy because of all the nutrients it provides us with. Even if you are a person with iron deficiency in your body, this is undoubtedly the best legume to consume. Lentils should therefore not be missing from an absolutely balanced diet. But we can’t forget the curry. The curry mix generally contains many spices such as celery, saffron, cumin, coriander, turmeric, mustard, ginger, pepper… This mix gives a very strong and slightly spicy flavor to all the dishes it is used for. We add.

As an accompaniment to our curry lentil cream, we have several options. For example we can accompany it with bread croutons that we can make at home. A few diced ham or chorizo, lightly passed through the pan, is also an excellent option. Whatever the case, you will surely enjoy an exceptional dish full of nuances with every bite.

Recipe Information

  • preparation time: 10 mins
  • cooking time: 20 minutes
  • total time: 30 minutes
  • portions: 4
  • category: Main dish
  • type of cuisine: International
  • calories: 187 kcal per 100 g

Ingredients for the curry lentil cream for 4 people

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 potatoes (approx. 450 g)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 600 ml vegetable broth
  • 750 g cooked Pardina lentils
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • EVOO
  • Salt
  • pepper

How to make curry lentil cream

We prepare all the ingredients of our recipe. Chop the onion, leek, garlic, red and green peppers and carrot. All in medium sized squares so they sear well.

Chopped ingredients for curry lentil cream

Put a few tablespoons of EVOO in a saucepan and first sauté the chopped onion, garlic and leeks.

Onion garlic lentil cream curry in a pot

When these are lightly golden, add the peppers and carrot to the pot again to cook together over medium-high heat.

Put the peppers and carrots from the curry lentil cream into the pot

When ready, add bay leaf and curry and stir until toasted, about 3 minutes.

Put the curry and the bay leaf from the curry lentil cream into the pot

Now add lentils, potatoes and vegetable broth. We cook for 10 minutes or until we see that the potato is done.

Put all the ingredients for the curry lentil cream in the saucepan

After this time we remove the bay leaf and grind until we get a smooth cream. Depending on the desired texture, we remove more or less broth. We correct the salt and when we have it ready we can serve it with a few leaves of chopped fresh parsley.

Final photo of the curry lentil cream

Simple preparation overview

  1. Chop all ingredients: garlic, onion, leek, pepper and carrot
  2. We first steam the garlic together with the onion and the leek
  3. Add the paprika and carrot and sauté everything together
  4. After poaching, add bay leaf, paprika and curry. Roast for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add lentils, potatoes and vegetable broth. We cook for 10 minutes
  6. When the potato is well cooked, remove the bay leaf and blend well until we have a very fine cream
  7. Serve with some chopped fresh parsley